Grand Valley State University

GVSU Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual analyzed the data to learn how diverse the typical college campus really is, taking into account race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the GVSU diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

GVSU Student Population

How Many Students Attend Grand Valley State University?

GVSU total enrollment is approximately 24,033 students.

18,810 are undergraduates and 1,385 are graduate students.

GVSU Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time GVSU undergraduate population is made up of 60% women, and 40% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

GVSU Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 15,418
Hispanic 1,105
Black or African American 799
Multi-Ethnic 724
Asian 437
International 212
Unknown 45
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 12

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

GVSU Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 74% of full-time grad students are women, and 26% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

GVSU Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,116
International 89
Black or African American 49
Hispanic 44
Multi-Ethnic 40
Asian 32
Unknown 8
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Average Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

GVSU achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #1,729 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  1729 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  50.81 out of 100
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Some schools are more diverse in different categories, some are less. This school ranks close to average in overall diversity, and some categories may be more diverse than others. The diversity categories measured on this page are student race/ethnicity, gender, age, and location.

How Does GVSU Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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GVSU is considered middle of the road when it comes to overall diversity. Some aspects of diversity may be stronger than others.

Below Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

GVSU is ranked 2,839 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2839 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  25.10 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

GVSU Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 19,621
Hispanic 1,377
Black or African American 1,047
Multi-Ethnic 860
Asian 575
International 374
Unknown 80
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 19

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Grand Valley State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 2,497
Black or African American 174
Asian 115
Multi-Ethnic 26
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Average Male/Female Ratio

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GVSU ranks 1,577 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1577 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  58.41 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 14,698 female students and 9,335 male students at GVSU.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of GVSU is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  88.14 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 1,749 female teachers and 1,378 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

7.89% Out of State
0.56% Out of the Country

GVSU ranks 1,330 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

7.89% of GVSU students come from out of state, and 0.56% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  39 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 24 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Michigan 3,944
Illinois 230
Indiana 43
Ohio 16
Maryland 6

International Students at GVSU

Students from 86 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Learn more about international students at GVSU.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
63.99% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  70.43 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At GVSU, 63.99% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 8,269
18-19 7,759
22-24 4,782
25-29 1,952
35 and over 988
30-34 816
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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